PhD candidate Beyhan Farhadi discusses Ontario plan for mandatory e-learning courses

Mandatory online courses for high school students ‘a terrible idea,’ expert says. PhD student Beyhan Farhadi was interviewed this week on CBC Metro Morning, discussing the Ontario Government’s new initiative to make it mandatory for Ontario secondary school students to take 4 e-learning courses to graduate. (CBC News)

Professor Anna Kramer on how gender and public transport connect

Good public transit is a feminist issue (TTC Riders)

Professor Matthew Adams discusses his urban air pollution research

“I look at how different aspects of urban mobility change our exposure to air pollution.” (UTM News)

Professor Matti Siemiatycki discusses downtown relief line vs. Yonge line extension

Downtown relief? Or a subway to York Region? Why the GTA’s next big transit project won’t make everyone happy (CBC News)

Research by Prof. Steven Farber and PhD student Jeff Allen shows one million urban Canadians suffer from ‘transport poverty’

Stranded without transit? U of T researchers say one million urban Canadians suffer from ‘transport poverty’ (U of T News)

Prof. Alexandra Flynn provides insight on the potential for Indigenous treaties to lead to reconciliation

Let Indigenous treaties — not the duty to consult — lead us to reconciliation (National Post)

Prof. Anna Kramer discusses immigration and Canada

Prof. Anna Kramer discusses the idea of ‘under-population’ in Canada. (CBC Radio)

Prof. Ron Buliung on how children in the Greater Toronto Area get to school

Fewer children walking to school Metrolinx report finds (Toronto Star)

Toward a City Without Barriers: Prof. Ron Buliung describes how his daughter Asha’s life with a wheelchair profoundly changed him – and his research

Justin Murfitt, MSc Geography student, wins the June Scott Teaching Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants

Justin Murfitt (Masters Supervisor: Laura Brown, UTM Geography) has won the June Scott Teaching Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants for his exceptional work as a TA in UTM’s courses in GIS, quantitative methods, and physical geography.

The objective of the June Scott Teaching Excellence Awards for Teaching Assistants is to recognize publicly the contributions, which teaching assistants make towards the achievement of excellence in undergraduate education, and to honour those who have made exceptional contributions to teaching. More information about the award can be found at: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/vp-research/teaching-excellence-award-teaching-assistants